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Cornus kousa ‘Autumn Rose’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A new introduction, Cornus kousa 'Autumn Rose' has creamy white flower bracts, tinged with pink as they age and eye-catching autumn colour. The leaves are lime green with a wavy edge and turn lovely shades of red and purple before falling in autumn.

A rare large shrub or very small tree with good year long interest, ideal for a position in full sun.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (approx 25 - 40 cm tall)

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Cornus kousa  ‘Autumn Rose’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy
Flowering Period: June.
Flower Colour: White sometimes tinged with pink
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Cornus kousa 'Autumn Rose' is a large branching shrub or eventually very small tree.
Height: 4 m (13 ft).
Spread: 3 m ( 10 ft).
Important: The flowering of Cornus kousa 'Autumn Rose' is somewhat dependent upon the previous years summer weather. After a long hot summer, the following years flowering will be magnificent and after a cold, wet summer the following years flowering will be poor or sporadic.

Plant Finder: about Cornus kousa ‘Autumn Rose’

Common names

Autumn Rose Kousa Dogwood


Cornus kousa ‘Autumn Rose’ (Autumn Rose Kousa Dogwood). This Cornus has pale green, deeply veined leaves with an undulating edge, almost oak-like, which turn shades of pink, red and purple in the autumn. The cream-white bracts fade to pink as they age and bright red clusters of berries are produced in the autumn.


They are fully to half hardy, and will need sun or semi-shade with fertile, well drained soil.

Interest and use

Foliage and flower interest

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Cornus kousa  ‘Autumn Rose’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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